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prisonchaplain posted a topic in Current EventsSome here followed the case of Chaplain Wes Modder, who was accused of being insensitive and intolerant in his spiritual counsel to LBGT service people. His commanding officer had requested he be "discharged with cause." The Navy disapproved the request. http://penews.org/Article/Assemblies-of-God-Pleased-with-Navy-s-Ruling-on-Chaplain
prisonchaplain posted a topic in Current EventsIn a beautiful decision my neighbor to the North, Canadian justice has told Nova Scotia that it cannot bar graduates of Trinity Western University's law school from practicing law in the provice, simply because the alma mater bars gay sex amongst students. The justice said it's not about LBGT vs. Evangelical Christian rights, but rather about respect, inclusion, and the true meaning of tolerance. http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2015/january/canadas-first-christian-law-school-wins-supreme-court-case.html
This has been on my mind a bit lately. I am an addiction counselor and also recovering from my own addiction. I meet a lot of resistance from LDS addicts when I suggest going to the church recovery meetings, but, "People might find out that I have a problem." I have decided that part of my purpose needs to be to reduce the stigma of addiction among us by openly admitting that I have struggled. I ask others who have so struggled to also take their own stand in appropriate ways, so that others seeing us might find their own courage to seek healing. I am going to go one step further and ask others to refrain from judging and pointing fingers. Non-addicts can do a great deal to create an environment for healing by practicing Christ-like love and tolerance. What do you think?